Please do study the Mathematica documentation provided with the software. And please learn the correct terminology: it's "notebook", not "workbook".
On Apr 20, 2013, at 5:43 AM, David Fennell <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hello Jerry and David, > > Please accept my apology for this delayed reply. The delay, while > unavoidable, belies my appreciation for the help that you both offered. > > After days away from home and office for family and unexpected customer > obligations, I'm finally back in front of a computer to move my Mathematica > project along. The example file you sent me, Jerry, is exactly what I was > hoping for. I very much look forward to developing the skills to build > workbooks like yours. It offers me insight into quite a few of the issues > that I was struggling with. For example, I was trying to figure out a way > to input expressions into a workbook such that a reader (my customer) can > easily follow along (regarding the mathematical models used, not the actual > computational execution) while still conforming to Mathematica's input > syntax rules. I couldn't figure out how to do both at the same time. > Jerry, your example workbook makes it very clear to me how to accomplish > this objective elegantly. > > Books and Wolfram's excellent help system have been (and will continue to > be) very helpful. But these resources tend to be narrowly focused (each > article or book section; I'm not belittling the comprehensive range of > discreet (limited context) topics covered by Wolfram's help system) and > often fail to provide the context/big picture that sample workbooks can > provide new users. Looking over the shoulder of colleagues, classmates, > TAs, and Profs using Mathematica can teach one all sorts of tips and tricks > that aren't easily picked up through Wolfram's help system. I'm taking > point on this Mathematica venture at my workplace (no other Mathematica > users around) so some of the basics that traditional training materials omit > are hard for me to me come by. You both offered me great help here. Thank > you. > > -Dave >
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